5 Simple Steps to Plant-Based Eating [Article]

“I want to go plant-based but it sounds too hard.” This is something a lot of people have said to me in the last year. Truly I am not a purist. I eat cheese every now and again. But I’ve cut out meat entirely. A friend of mine recently visited our local zoo and began…

Cajun Veggie Bowl with Red Beans

Cooking time: 1 Day Somewhere in the world, folks are looking at Winter being nearly over and spring beginning, while we are looking at fall. In the Northern Hemisphere where we’re located, we’re getting into busier seasons, football games, trees aflame with vibrant colors, bonfires with friends and harvest celebrations. Crank up the Zydeco and…

Spicy Lentil Stew

In my very early 20’s I dated a wonderful Italian man my age. He was a funny, upbeat guy and we shared a common passion: food. His diminutive mother was an amazing cook, and always urging me to eat more. She often made a delicious lentil stew in the traditional European way (start with water,…

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Grilled Veggies

When my husband was diagnosed as diabetic, one of the first things to slide off the menu was white potatoes. He was a real fan of the baked variety, and I finally developed a pretty good alternative. Normally, it isn’t too cold where we live to grill outside in fall. But, if you’re like me,…

Aztec Chili

Quinoa, Chickpeas and carrot juice give this richly flavored soup its distinctive flavor. You can make this mild or scorching depending on the chilies you choose, and whether you seed them or not. I once worked in a little deli on the Columbus-Westerville border that served this. We didn’t make it onsite but that didn’t…